Monday, July 25, 2011

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From a delightful customer. How nice is it that she bothered to tell me her tale?

 
I am in Dragons Abreast Sydney, a dragonboating club for survivors of breast cancer. In 2010, nine women from my club trained for 10 months and then travelled to Canada to compete in the Yukon River Quest, a 746km marathon, 24 hour a day paddle along the Yukon River through the Canadian wilderness. None of these women had ever done anything like this in their lives, and most of them had never even paddled before having breast cancer and joining Dragons Abreast. Their ages ranged from the youngest at forty nine years to the oldest at sixty six. The conditions last year in the Yukon Quest were the worst since the Quest had first begun with cold, wet weather for the entire sixty eight hours it took them to complete the quest. This meant they had to be prepared clothing wise for the worst and coldest conditions they had ever experienced. They had all bought Mongrel Pure Wool Socks and wore them all throughout the quest. They love their Mongrels, and continue to swear by them.

We are currently doing our winter dragonboat training down on Blackwattle Bay in Sydney. We are on the water at dusk and again at the crack of dawn for training. They wear their Mongrels to every training session. As the winter has become colder and colder, I have developed a severe case of Mongrel Sock envy!!! This is why I am now here on your website, just about to order my first very own pair of Mongrels!!!

I hope you liked this story.

All the best,
Shannon
Dragons Abreast Australia has Dragonboating clubs for breast cancer survivors all throughout Australia.  To find your local club, please call 1300 889 566 or go to www.dragonsabreast.com.au

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